Regional Stories

22 Oct 2021
Every last child, says the ribbon that circles the neck of Pierina D’Angelo. The inscription refers to the fight that promises to never give up until the last child in the world is free from poliomyelitis. And the passion that she puts into her work demonstrates that.
21 Oct 2021
It has been 32 years since the last case of polio in Honduras, 30 in the region, but professionals like Dr. Roxana Castillo, consider that facing the new epidemics is just as important as dealing with the “historical” epidemics. 21 October 2021 This doctor, with more than 20 years of experience in the laboratory, is today one of the most…
21 Oct 2021
 I was busy making music, performing, touring and getting gigs here and there; life was going on as usual. Then we started hearing about people falling sick, going to the hospital; some didn’t get better. It was spreading, they had to close the schools. Carnival was put off. People didn’t know what was going to happen next.”  
20 Oct 2021
22 October 2021 – The National Commission for the Certification of Polio Eradication works day by day to end to the disease in its wild form. A team of 80 observers at the national level and 20 provincial directors ensures that the programs carried out by the Ministry of Public Health (MPS) are completed and monitor that the vaccination centers…
13 Sep 2021
In Uruguay, a country of a little over 3.5 million people, more than 70% of the population has already received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 75% have had at least the first dose. Vaccination progress in Uruguay has been accompanied by an abrupt decrease in severe cases of the disease, as well as the total number of active cases.